Orovada – Nevada. The first permanent settlement at Orovada was made in 1918. The name is a combination of oro (Spanish “gold”) and Nevada. A post office has been in operation at Orovada since 1920. The Humboldt County School District operates schools serving areas with Orovada addresses. Some areas are zoned to Orovada School, a K-8 school. Other areas are zoned to Kings River School, a K-8 school. Notable residents include Rodeo announcer Bob Tallman who lived on a ranch near Orovada during his early childhood.